Harpur councillors Colleen Atkins and Louise Jackson were so concerned about the high number of accidents at a crossroads in the Poets area, they paid for a mini-roundabout from their ward funds.
Situated at the crossroads of Cowper Road with Spenser Road and Byron Crescent, the mini-roundabout has reduced the number of accidents and made the junction.
Colleen said, "The number of accidents at this junction were a great worry to everyone so we invested our ward funds to make it safer."
Louise added, "The mini-roundabout has made a great difference. I'm pleased we took action as the improvement to road safety has certainly been worthwhile."
Below: The junction before the improvements. Cars failed to stop at the crossroads and drove straight into the path of cars that had the right of way causing many collisions.
THE CROSSROADS - BEFORE